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Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children are nearing starvation

CAIRO — Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children languishing in refugee camps and remote villages are nearing starvation. Families who fled airstrikes are being forced to return to war-shattered homes, risking their lives again.

The United Nations and other humanitarian groups are describing alarming scenes in the Middle East’s poorest country as a humanitarian crisis and conflict deepen after nearly two years of war.

In recent weeks, clashes between rebels known as Houthis and forces loyal to the US-backed government have intensified.

Almost a half million children are severely malnourished, the UN’s Children’s Fund said this week.

Washington Post